Stoeger® Cougar Semi Auto Pistol
Stoeger Cougar 8000F Pistol
I've owned this 9MM pistol for about 3 years and enjoy shooting it. The de-cocker is appreciated along with ease of disassembly and cleaning. The pistol came with a plastic case and 4 magazines as did the .45ACP version which I also own. I am a reloader and both pistols will eat anything you put in them with no hiccups. The exposed hammer is nice since I can cock the pistol and have the first round be fired as a single action rather than start off as double action. The price was right too on both pistols. They were on sale at Bass Pro when I bought them and the .45ACP and 9MM were the same price. They're made in Turkey using Beretta factory tooling.
September 24, 2014
I bought the Cougar in (mm for my wife. She originally wanted a .380 but I talked her into the 9mm. She was looking at another pistol but when she picked up the Stoeger she said this one feels perfect in my hand. We returned the following day to Bass Pro to use the range. She liked the fact that the recoil was much less than she expected and shot it pretty weel. I tried it and was really impressed with the accuracy since I am a real poor pistol shot. I kept all the shots on the target at 25 ft and even had 3 in the bullseye. In all we ran 100 rds thru it with no jams or misfires. Can't wait to go back to the range and shoot it more. Now to check out the Stoger in .45 cal. It it fits my hand well I will buy one.
May 17, 2014
It could have been a great gun...
I bought my Stoeger Cougar 9mm on March 1, 2013. I loved the way it looked and felt. I took it to the range, and it shot so far to the left I wasn't even on the paper. I thought it was just me at first, but after a few more trips to the range it was apparent that it wasn't me. At that point I really gave the sights a good hard look and noticed that the dovetail slot for the front sight was manufactured improperly. It had a high spot on one side that caused the front sight to be tilted. I contacted Stoeger, and they had me send it to them for repair under the warranty. When I received my gun back from them, the sight was still tilted (but it tilts the opposite direction now), and the front sight and slide were marred up. They had tried to hide the marring by using some kind of touch up paint, but they used a paint that has a gloss finish to it. My gun is matte finish black, so the marring is highlighted by the paint they used. I sent them a two and a half month old gun that was flawless except for the tilted sight (It cost me $80 just to ship it to them), and I received a marred-up gun that still doesn't shoot straight back from them. I have attempted to contact them, but they have ignored me thus far. I have contacted the Better Business Bureau and filed a complaint. They have yet to respond to the Better Business Bureau. Stoeger seems like make a nice gun, but their quality control is horrendous and the quality of their warranty repairs is even worse. If you search the internet you will find many people complaining about their poor quality control and terrible service department / repairs.
June 27, 2013
I have owned a Stoeger Cougar 9mm for about three years. I've put a lot of rounds through the pistol and have never had one feed problem or malfunction of any kind. Probably one of the best pistols you can get for the price. Great for everyday carry.
April 15, 2013